Barack Obama, Gym Rat?

Someone shot video footage of President Obama exercising in a hotel gym in Poland. It would be petty, of course, to pick on Obama for being a comical weightlifter when he is guilty of so many infinitely worse transgressions. But what the heck: let’s be petty.

News accounts say that Obama was filmed “pumping iron.” If you have spent much time in lifter gyms, or even if you haven’t, you know that this isn’t pumping iron. I think some of the ladies call it “toning.”

Let’s just hope Vladimir Putin doesn’t see that video. For the record, actual weightlifting looks more like this:

George W. Bush Lifting Weights